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Vancouver's Indie Talent Buyer and Promoter Malcolm Croome Joins Blueprint

The west coast's largest entertainment powerhouse expands live music offerings

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/20/14 -- Blueprint, Vancouver's largest events, entertainment and lifestyle company, is pleased to announce an exciting addition to their team, indie talent buyer Malcolm Croome. Known to the indie music scene for his work with Vancouver live-music company, Sealed With a Kiss, and as the go to promoter and buyer for live music in Vancouver, Croome will join the Blueprint family this February. Under Blueprint, Croome will play a key role in helping to diversify the entertainment company's live music division in their venues, Blueprint LIVE.

Croome's start began in the late '90s at Ditch Records in Victoria, BC, where he eventually merged his passion for music with giving back - organizing local punk shows and donating the proceeds to various charities. He later moved on to booking shows for bars and worked to promote Victoria's vibrant live music scene - taking chances booking bands like Death Cab for Cutie and Hot Hot Heat on the stages in Victoria before they achieved international success.

In 2003, Croome's affinity for identifying emerging talent and ear for great music, allowed him to turn his passion into a full time dream job. He moved to Vancouver and successfully helped to launch Sealed With a Kiss, bringing an assortment of bands to music hungry audiences in Vancouver and Victoria. Croome's history booking bands in Vancouver includes such artists as The National, Tame Impala, Bloc Party, TV on the Radio, Yeasayer and many more.

Of the hire, Alvaro Prol of Blueprint elaborates, "The hire was a natural progression for Blueprint. We have a solid understanding of the electronic music scene, and are looking to diversify our shows and expand our offerings in our venues, while still maintaining the high quality of shows our fans want and expect from us. We have no doubt that Malcolm is one of the best and brightest in talent buying on the west coast, so we couldn't be more excited to have him join our growing family."

When asked about his new role and what live music fans can expect, Malcolm shared, "It was an honour to be asked to join Blueprint's team - a company that is doing some really innovative things within the entertainment space in Vancouver. My goal is to bring the aesthetic and spirit of Sealed with a Kiss to Blueprint LIVE, and to continue to provide the same wide variety of exciting bands to Vancouver that I always have."

With Croome's addition to the team in February, Blueprint fans can expect to see many more live music shows in the coming months and beyond. For more information on Blueprint LIVE events, visit: http://thisisblueprint.com/events?section=bplive.

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About Blueprint:

Based in Vancouver, BC, Blueprint is the city's largest lifestyle and events company - dedicated to providing the best in entertainment. Always at the forefront of entertainment culture, Blueprint offers an impressive scale of bars, nightclubs, liquor stores, catering and hundreds of blow out dance events and music festivals annually. With Blueprint, the entertainment experience truly begins 'at the rope' and extends through every aspect including service, music, food and beverage, talent and events.

With a relentless focus on current & upcoming trends and an unparalleled passion for detail, Blueprint's goal is to create memorable experiences by continuing to produce the best in entertainment and lifestyle culture in Vancouver and beyond. For more information, visit www.thisisblueprint.com.

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